Please join us this Thursday in NYC for a roundtable discussion with experts on China, India, Japan, and Russia, hosted by the India-China Institute at the New School. Moderator: Jeff Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s professor of History, University of California at Irvine; …
How U.S. policy, ancestral wounds, and international law have led to an era of ocean imperialism
Pro-democracy activism in China takes many forms. For longtime labor activist Han Dongfang, it starts on the shop floor. In this Belabored bonus edition, the veteran of the Tiananmen Square uprising and director of China Labour Bulletin discusses his vision for social change in China, and the promise and the peril of labor organizing in the engine of global capitalism.
Can the “umbrella movement” shake Beijing’s grip on Hong Kong’s silent majority?
Last Tuesday the Chinese government sentenced Ilham Tohti, one of the country’s most prominent Uyghur intellectuals, to life imprisonment. The verdict signals President Xi Jinping’s continuing determination to clamp down on even moderate forms of dissent in China. During the …
In the time of the war lords and of the Koumintang, it was not so hard for leftists, even Stalinists, to write something readable about China. Your leftist went there in person, and afterwards reported frankly what he had seen …
How did Western media accounts transform China’s Xinjiang region from an obscure, exotic district into a hotbed of terrorism?
In their efforts to smear Spain’s Podemos party as “populist,” pundits have only revealed the vacuousness of the term.
Hong Kongers have never been quite comfortable discussing the 300,000 migrant domestic workers, most of whom are female, to which the city currently plays host. Complicating the discussion further is the media’s tendency to steer such discussions from issues of fair wages and workplace safety toward the still more vexing question of citizenship.
Ninety-five years ago today, Beijing students gathered in front of Tiananmen, the Gate of Heavenly Peace, and launched a mass movement against corruption and foreign bullying. Seventy years later, in 1989, student protesters would gather at the same spot to claim the May Fourth mantle—only to be brutally repressed.